Support for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Dnipro
Project need $23,000
Little Mariupol is a community support initiative serving more than 200 internally displaced families living in Dnipro. They provide assistance through humanitarian aid and regular free events ranging from children's educational and entertainment sessions to special motivational and educational activities for adults. Little Mariupol also hosts regular workshops on traditional Ukrainian arts and crafts, language and literature. Additionally, through the Grant-a-Child-a-Wish Program children continue to receive gifts. Since November, families have been able to charge their devices and warm up at Little Mariupol, thanks to the power generator purchased with a generous financial contribution from a donor like you.
Your donation will be income to the “Ukrainian American House” that has registered 501(с) 3 non-profit organisation. No administration fee. 100% of fund goes to the project.
Little Mariupol is a community support initiative for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Established by Ukrainians from Mariupol, this organization helps more than 200 families, who left homes when the Russian forces occupied their territories.
Little Mariupol’s assistance is in the form of humanitarian aid (food, thyroid medicines, hygiene products, supplies for babies, etc.) and regular free events that range from children's educational and entertainment sessions to special motivational and educational activities for adults. The latter include featured speakers on topics, inter alia, depression and anxiety, post-traumatic disorders, small businesses ownership, Ukrainian history and literature, parenting, and first-aid training.
Little Mariupol also hosts regular workshops on traditional Ukrainian arts and crafts ('Ethno Master Classes', as they call them), language and literature. Additionally, through the Grant-A-Child-A-Wish Program, Little Mariupol has brightened many children’s lives with the gifts of bicycles, dolls, boxing gloves, books, clothes, phones and even a hamster! Since November, families have been visiting the premises of Little Mariupol daily to charge their devices and warm up thanks to the power generator, purchased with a generous financial contribution from a donor like you. Currently, the Little Mariupol team is renovating a small kitchen for preparing and serving free hot meals to the community.
Ukraine has lost a third of its economy, prices on consumer goods have grown exponentially and continue to rise, and the people’s struggle remains deep as the war rages on. The majority of Little Mariupol’s funding comes from private donors, and the need for external financial assistance is ongoing.
Your donations will pay for i) the meals cooked in the community kitchen to be distributed to the people in need, ii) the fuel to run two power generators, iii) needed humanitarian aid items, iv) events that keep the community connected and empowered, v) gifts for children, and vi) rent for the space where people gather for warmth, electric power, group activities and general support.
Every donation matters for Little Mariupol’s efforts to enable displaced persons survive these terrible times with dignity and build new lives for themselves.